Our little Scarlet has become the travelling queen. She will go on her 5th plane trip later this week. I LOVE riding on planes with babies. I never want to ride alone again, especially on Southwest. Of course I only love it with babies that are not self-propelled yet.
Since I started carting around the kid at the airport, suddenly the world has become a more convenient place. I'm skipping to the head of lines so I won't have to steer the stroller around all those curves. I got to go through 1st class security the other day. I get to wheel her all the way to the plane and my stroller is waiting for me when I get off. And the best part... pre-boarding. There is little better than the front row on an airplane. All that leg room! Mmmmm
She's really good on planes too. I feed her at takeoff to make sure her ears pop and she almost always falls asleep for the first 2/3rds of the flight. When she wakes up she smiles and laughs until everyone in the near vicinity is staring and "aw"ing in our general direction. And when I leave the flight, I always get at least 5 or 6 people from the back of the flight say, "well isn't she a great little baby. I didn't hear a peep out of her the whole time!" The sweet life...
Jon's work flew me to Tucson this week because Jon was stuck there for a few days. He's been the travelling fool the past few months. I swear he takes a flight to work more often than he takes a car to the office. His bosses are pretty nice about letting me tag along every now and then. Sam Perrins Ross lives down there now with her husband and 1-year-old boy Cooper so we played in the hotel pool and lounged by the tv for a couple days. It was fabulous.
Now I get to head up to Moses Lake on Friday. Courtney is competing for Washington State Junior Miss on Saturday, then I'm doing some dance choreography for my mom's studio and then the family reunion! Here are some pictures of the first trip Scarlet took to Moses Lake to meet her aunts and uncle.